Tim Gets His Own Flavor of Fritos!

@kareng (30454)
United States
April 28, 2008 8:44am CST
I read about this on CMT.com this morning. Tim McGraw gets his own flavor of Fritos at Walmart. I found it interesting that the new chips will only be marketed at Walmart! Maybe they will be the test market! Just think we can all eat Tim McGraw Doritos, haha! Here's the story and the link: A new flavor of chips, called Tim McGraw's Spicy Jalapeno Fritos, will be stocked in Wal-Mart stores beginning next week. In addition, a DVD of McGraw's backstage footage from his upcoming tour will be sold at Wal-Mart in September. McGraw will also appear in TV and print ads for the company. Fritos is the "official snack" of McGraw's new tour which begins on May 9 in Tampa, Fla. The company will also sponsor the tour's StyleSonic stage featuring new artists chosen by McGraw. Link: http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1586248/tim-mcgraw-gets-his-own-fritos-flavor-at-wal-mart.jhtml Will you be buying them? They sound spicy and hot, just like Tim!
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@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
8 May 08
I think its preaty neat that Tim McGraw gets his own flavor of fritos, but at the same time I think its kind of pointless, just because hes famous doesnt mean he needs his own flavor of fritos.
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@kareng (30454)
• United States
8 May 08
I think it is more a marketing ploy than an ego thing. I'm sure it was more like Frito Lays knocking on his door and not Tim knocking on Frito Lays door pitching the idea. You would think they would do this in the winter, chips sell better in the summer months anyway. Who knows!
• United States
8 May 08
I understand that it is probabily them knocking on his door,and not vice versa,but you would think that it might still go to his head,and who knows,they might sell,or they might not.
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@kareng (30454)
• United States
8 May 08
Haha, I think most of the big stars already have a pretty big head! And of course, how embarrassing if they don't sell!
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Hmmm, well that is cool but Spicy Jalapeno doesn't sound good to me. I had some of the hotter varieties of Doritos and usually my mouth was so hot that I couldn't even enjoy the flavor! I do like spicy, but not extra extra spicy. I'd probably try a couple if someone bought them though... but I don't shop at Walmart so I guess I might never see them!
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@kareng (30454)
• United States
1 May 08
I don't like over spicy either but I'm willing to try them at least once!
@cher8558 (425)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
Hi friend, Well this really sucks. I LOVE Tim McGraw. However, I cannot stand spicy food. Well I might have to just grin and bear it. If Tim endorses them, I have to give them a try. I would do pretty much anything for Tim lol. Cheryl
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@kareng (30454)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I'm rolling here laughing!! Sounds like you are a die-hard fan!
• United States
28 Apr 08
I like spicy foods so these may be pretty good. I am a fan of Tim Mcgraw and while I say this won't effect my purchasing of these chips, it actually probably will. I thought putting celebrity names on products was stupid and I could not figure out this influences people to buy the product especially when they are food products. The other day I was at the gocery store and was trying to pick a flavor of Ben & Jerry's. I saw Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream ice cream and I pretty much bought it just because his name was on it. It is amzing how this works. I would guess that these fritos will sell like crazy.
@kareng (30454)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I agree, they will be popular. They are a good flavor and will have his name/picture (?) on the bag. I'll have to see if I can find a picture of the new bags to post:) Now I'm curious...haha. Can't you just imagine Tim with his black hat with jalapeno peppers in hand? HOT!! LOL!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Spicy jalapeno sounds tasty. I'm not a fan of Tim McGraw, but I may buy them anyway. As for the chips only being sold at Walmart- that's not a test market, that's because Walmart likes to dominate the market. They have been known to strong-arm manufacturers into selling only to them in order to give them an edge. I have heard of companies sponsoring specific events or organizations, but this is the first I have heard of them sponsoring an individual- or at least an individual who is not an athlete.
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@kareng (30454)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I believe that Tim McGraw has an endorsement by them. His new double CD will be sold exclusively there upon launch/release. Sounds like they have some kind of agreement in place.